Proving Scientifically That 30 Rock Is Better Than $#*! My Dad Says | Splitsider

Oh my God, I was actually thinking about doing EXACTLY THIS with 30 Rock — quantifying the exact number and type of every joke in an episode — but I am too lazy. This is amazing, if you’re a super-lame nerd. LIKE ME!!!

Easter Egg of the Day: Head over to the Brigham Young University's Department of Physics and Astronomy website

adeandabet:

section9:

joshmorrissey:

Oh it’s so worth it.

anokarina:

I never do these, and am not inclined to support the Mormons by doing this… but… is it worth it? Anyone?

thedailywhat:

Enter the Konami Code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a), and kiss the next twenty minutes of your life goodbye.

[reddit.]

#%$#@%#@$ star hit boxes!

YES!

Holy God, could they POSSIBLY have picked a better song to accompany this? (It’s Erasure’s “Always,” for the record.)

(Source: thedailywhat)

Magazine Preview - Can Animals be Gay? - NYTimes.com

This article is super-great. Engagingly written (even if it overdoes it in spots) and full of fascinating factoids and weird personalities. Sure, the Jeff Koons stock-photo accompaniment is kinda weak, but whatevs: this is a great read.

Study Offers Insight Into the Color of Dinosaurs - NYTimes.com

Speaking of awesome things in full color!

NASA to Bomb the Moon Friday | NBC San Diego

Just try to beat that headline. YOU CAN’T.

Is Happiness Catching? - NYTimes.com

How behaviors — including loneliness, depression, smoking, happiness, personal fitness — spread among groups of friends and social connections. Amazing, and might actually explain a lot of things about my life.

Researchers said Thursday that they had decoded the genomes of the 99 strains of common cold virus and developed a catalog of the virus’s vulnerabilities.

“We are now quite certain that we see the Achilles heel, and that a very effective treatment for the common cold is at hand,” said Stephen B. Liggett, an asthma expert at the University of Maryland and co-author of the finding.

How Coldplay's green hopes died in the arid soil of India - Telegraph

My interest is piqued by the previous discussion of carbon-offsetting. I remember raising an eyebrow about this when I saw it in the liner notes of A RUSH OF BLOOD…; very interesting to see it followed up on.

Electro-Shock Therapy

Excellent Atlantic piece about the Chevy Volt, the plug-in car that will — hopefully — be making it to market by the end of 2010. Maybe. Fingers crossed. It is quite a story, though.

Primates Unite
Matthew:we realllllly don't need cybermonkeys
this is a bad thing
we have enough fucking problems
me:unless we can convince them to take common cause with us in the coming Dolphin Wars
We have more in common with them than the sea-beasts
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Reference:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/science/29brain.html (Stupid Tumblr won't let me turn that into a link)
Additional Reference:http://dyfl.tumblr.com/post/33828411/danhacker-winter-became-the-first-dolphin-to
danhacker:

“Winter became the first dolphin to receive a functional but fake tail, qualifying her, according to the Daily Mail, as the “world’s first bionic sea creature.”
Via:Gizmodo

Intriguing sea life FTW!

danhacker:

“Winter became the first dolphin to receive a functional but fake tail, qualifying her, according to the Daily Mail, as the “world’s first bionic sea creature.”

Via:Gizmodo

Intriguing sea life FTW!

A Tyrannical Romance

As if I wasn’t going to link to the NYT science blog entry about Tyrannosaur penises. Come on, people, you know me better.